• Tipsy’s Top 5 Things You Need To Be Eating This Month

    December 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Number 1 ~ Fried Chicken Tenders The fried chicken from Mother Cluckers Kitchen . Mr. Tipsy and I happened upon this place one day by accident. We loved it so much we have been back at least ten times now. The chicken is juicy and the batter is crunchy and perfect. Their side dishes are also equally as delicious. My favorites are the macaroni and cheese and the mashed potatoes. There hasn’t been one thing I didn’t love but these battered chicken tenders certainly rank pretty high on my list.They are opening a second location in Palatine, Illinois let’s hope…

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  • Tipsy’s Top 5 Ways To “Buffet”

    December 21, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The holidays are HARD! So many parties so little time. I’m the kind of person who has this elaborate vision for how things should look at my events. I used to end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and sometimes even angry when I would try to execute my vision for these perfectly staged get togethers. Several years ago I decided to let go of that perfect visual and find ways to actually have fun at my own parties while still making them special. One of the ways I achieved this new Zen Like Tipsy was by incorporating the Buffet into…

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  • Three Ways To “Dumpling Up” For The Holidays

    December 20, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us.  I for one have FIVE, yes FIVE, Holiday parties to cook for in the week before Christmas alone.  Not to mention all the fun, yet taxing events leading up to Christmas and New Years.  As a food blogger, there is even more pressure to WOW the guests. I try to come up with easy, versatile recipes that I can bring to parties that also don’t break the bank.  Cooking can be expensive!  As I began to work on my Holiday menu, I was gifted an amazing treasure! Chateau Foods…

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  • Tipsy’s Tour of Five Wisconsin Bloody Mary Hot Spots.

    December 4, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    The Bloody Mary is a weekend staple for The Tipsy Housewife, especially when I am up visiting the North Woods.  Typically, Original Tipsy and I make it a point to escape the men on a Saturday, and enjoy one or maybe even two Bloody’s at our favorite spots in town.  This trip we definitely needed a Girls Day Out so we decided to forgo our usual spots and become Bloody Mary Pioneers.  We explored five different spots to check out their Bloody Mary offerings, and we were NOT disappointed. Come with us on our journey of exploration for some of…

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  • The 12 Days of TIPSYmas

    November 27, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    We are all guilty of anticipating the holidays, planning all kinds of fun things and before we know it, they have passed us by and we’ve done nothing to celebrate but rush around trying to get things done.  I decided that this year I was not going to let that happen.  As it is with most holidays, it can also seem like there isn’t a lot of magic in the holidays if you don’t have children to celebrate with. Which is absolutely not true. I have found many ways to make the holidays magical for me, Mr. Tipsy and my…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Ways To Style Your Thanksgiving Table For About $20

    November 14, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    Obviously I like to make my Thanksgiving Table the centerpiece for my meal. After all, Thanksgiving is like the Super Bowl for food lovers. This year I wanted to incorporate food into the table-scape. I also wanted to try to do it all for around $20. I achieved my goal and wanted to share with you how I did it. Below are some tricks and tips so you too, can achieve this look for less. Purchase Holiday decor after the holiday at a steep discount and pack away for the following year. Shop Aldi or Jewel for flower bouquets. Both…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Places to Eat In The Suburbs ~ Western Suburbs Edition

    November 3, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    As a life long city girl, I used to think the suburban food scene was a mix of TGI Friday’s (are those still around?) mall food courts and pick up joints for over 50 divorced people.  I am humble enough to admit that I was dead wrong. A couple of weeks ago, my older Golden Retriever tore his ACL and we had to temporarily move in with my parent’s while he prepared and then recovered from surgery. Not the best situation, but I used the opportunity to explore the Food Scene of the Western Burbs.  I was pleasantly surprised at…

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  • Tipsy’s Top Five Tips On Learning About Wine

    October 17, 2017thetipsyhousewife

    I used to be an occasional wine drinker for no other reason than the fact that it was there. I was mostly a beer and mixed drink type of person. This was because I knew NOTHING about wine other than I thought I liked only white, cold, crisp wine. My old routine was, have a taste for wine,  go to the store, look for the Sauvignon Blanc section and (GASP)  buy the one with the best looking label that also met my varying price point requirements for that week’s budget. A terrible habit I know. Then I went to work…

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